4/28/12

15 Blocks and a Happy Birthday!

I finished block 15 this morning.  Not sure I really care for this one so much. 

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The colors looked okay when I picked them, but assembled, not so sure about it.  But, hey, you don’t see any ugly ones when they’re all put together.

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Someone asked my plan the other day and I can only share what it is…today.  And, there’s a good chance it will change.  But, right now, I plan to sash them using a garden path setting, with the light background color on the two outside edges, which will make the blocks look a little bigger, and I have a beautiful mottled yellow and lime batik for the center strip.  A garden path setting is three narrow strips in the sashing and the cornerstones are pieced X blocks so that the center strips of the sashing end in a point at both ends. 

This quilt has a garden path sashing. 

  

Today is Rob’s birthday.  He’s chosen for us to go antiquing and have lunch in one of the small towns.  We always love to do this; even Sydney has a good time.  I’ll take some fingerwork for the drive and we’ll have a blast to celebrate his big day…not the BIG day, he’s still not there yet, but a big day nonetheless.

Sydney is about to start baking his birthday cake.  A carrot cake.  All by herself.  Who else is scared?

Lane

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to Rob. Have a wonderful day! I'm betting his birthday cake will turn out fabulous. I'm not scared AT ALL!

Kath said...

Happy birthday Rob!
I adore carrot cake, so I would eat it however it turns out :-D
Well done Sydney! I bet it will be divine.

Gisela Suski said...

Happy Birthday Rob, carrot cake, antiquing lunch out and you accomplished a lot on this quilt. Life is good.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to Rob!! Can't wait to hear about the antiquing!

I think all of the blocks are spectacular!

Love ya!
Becky

Tammy said...

Hi Lane,
Happy Birthday to Rob and bravo to Sydney for baking the cake. I think that block is beautiful. I guessing that Sydney likes it because it has her favourite colours. I hope you have a wonderful family day.

Impera_Magna said...

Happy, happy birthday to Rob!

Hope you all have a GREAT day!

Go, Sydney! You can do it, girl!!!

Andi's English Attic said...

That sounds like a great day to me. xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Rob. Sounds like a wonderful day is planned. Enjoy!!!
cindy

Auntie Em said...

I think your newest block looks great! The garden maze setting sounds like the perfect choice.
Happy Birthday, Rob! Enjoy your day!

Cynthia L. said...

Pass Birthday wishes on to Rob and have a wonderful day. I hope he finds something wonderful while shopping in the antique stores. Hope you find a little something for yourself also! I think the quilt looks lovely and I really like the bright colors! Bravo to sydney for baking. Carrot cake is my favorite!

Elizabeth said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Rob!

Lane, your jubilee blocks are amazing! Wow! That is going to be a great quilt!

xo -E